When I say “spring” or “summer” what word or phrase pops into your head? Some of you probably think “gardening”, “sunshiny days” or “picnics”. However, I bet some of you think….
Now, we have the most amazing Goodwill store in town that is HUGE with amazing prices. As a result, I’m not a big “garage sale-er”. However, I think everyone takes everything that didn’t sell at their garage sale and makes a donation to Goodwill. So, more goodies for me to look over.
I’ve seen a lot of people (via Pinterest, of course) take cheese graters and turn them into luminaries or jewelry holders. So, when I found one for just $0.50, I HAD to pick it up. It was a little worse for wear which meant it’s time to bring out the spray paint.
Now the beginning of this project, I decided to turn this hand grater into a luminary. I would spray paint it first and then embellish it with some buttons or flowers.
So, here’s the before painting and after painting shots.
What do you think? I’m definitely liking the bold colors that are out for spring.
Anyway, I started my spray painting project like I normally do: gathering my supplies. I like the Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch because it dries to the touch quickly which means I can reapply coats quicker and finish the project sooner.
I placed my cheese grater onto my newspapers and lightly sprayed a coat of paint. I left for about 30 minutes and then returned to apply a second coat. (The can says it is dry to the touch after 20 minutes). Well, we had a “summer preview” day yesterday (89 degrees F and HUMID) and my project was no where near dry to the touch AND my grater was sticking horribly to the newspaper. Think, Think, Think.
I went inside and grabbed some parchment paper and placed it on top of the newspaper. Then I applied additional coats of paint to the cheese grater. It worked GREAT! The painted grater didn’t stick to the parchment paper!
Here’s the new updated grater. I was about to go and create my embellishments when I looked at the grater again. Hmmmmm….
If I flip it upside down, line it with a “pocket” of landscaping cloth, it might make a fun hanging planter!
What do you think? Let me know if I should use this new, beautiful hand grater as a luminary or a planter?